Lord Townshend to Philip Case: thanks for giving a qualification to his son Charles whom he seldom sees, and whose usual conduct is to mistrust and discredit anything he says; will not allow a penny more to be spent on the Yarmouth election than the £1,000 he lodged with Case in January for that purpose.
Colonel George Townshend, Audley Square, to Philip Case: his father's unexpected and undeserved reception of himself and his wife gave him little opportunity of lamenting the venerable trees which lay prostrate; now hears his father is cutting down all the trees at Raynham, begs Case to remonstrate with him on his behalf, and asks what his legal position is; with draft reply by Philip Case, 29 Apr 1755
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: discusses tables of annuities for life made by De Moivre, and consequent value of his reversionary interest in his uncle's estate near Yarmouth [his uncle was Horatio Townshend, died 1751]; if sold it will pay off all the encumbrances on his estate; Colonel Townshend does not answer his letters and has clearly discarded him from his good graces; is thinking of settling in another county to avoid these continual jarrings; with copy of formula for calculating value of a reversion.
Philip Case to Colonel George Townshend: warns him to write to his father and apologise for his silence. Endorsed 'Copy letter ..... which had its desired effect for he wrote to my Lord and his Lordsps anger ceases, but I dare not tell him, I wrote to the Col. 18 June 1757'.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: tenant Bale has not repaired his fences as instructed, and because he later spoke kindly to Bale, Case's brother [Townshend's agent Edward Case] appears to think he did not mean it. 'Your Brother gives me continual proofs that in his judgement my understanding is a very sorry one. But I am not the less conceited or the less pleased with the abilities Providence has endowed me with because He esteems them mean, pitifull and low.'
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: wishes to settle some points with Case's brother of Toftrees and asks Case to be present; his present situation jars his nerves and he hopes for a calm explanation to make all easy in future.
Lord Townshend, to Philip Case: 'your friend and my relation' [his son Charles Townshend] furnishes much conversation in town; he had accepted position as First Lord of the Admiralty but tried to insist on Mr Burrell's appointment to a seat on the board; further details and political gossip.
Charles Townshend, St James's Street, to Philip Case: in great difficulty as to qualification for forthcoming election as that made at previous one has been destroyed by his brother's marriage settlement; fears his father won't be able to make another and asks advice; if any freemen of Yarmouth live in Lynn he will pay their expenses to Yarmouth. Cover addressed 'To be sent without Delay to Mr Case wherever he is, & not to be opened by any other Person'.